Sekaido’s main store in Shinjuku is a creative person’s paradise. Spread over five floors, this specialty art store has everything you could hope for – pencils, pastels, acrylics, oil paint, charcoal, pens, brushes, canvases, paper, frames and much, much more.

Make sure you pay for your purchases on each floor. A lot of the items don’t have barcodes, but the staff know the prices by heart.

Prices are competitive, but the thing that sets Sekaido apart is the enormous range of products, so you can usually find exactly what you are looking for.

Photo by Gregory Lane

Floor Guide

First floor
Stationery, office supplies, fountain pens, customer service
2nd floor
Paper, washi paper, drawing, design, comic, anime goods, modelling materials, art related books
3rd floor
Western painting supplies, Japanese painting supples, wood block printing supplies, plaster, easels, calligraphy
4th floor
Watercolor painting, photography, prints, posters, photo frames, hanging scrolls
5th floor
Oil painting, glass, frames

The store is on Shinjuku Dori and is most easily reached from Shinjuku 3-Chome Station.

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